Science writer Virginia Hughes says that, based on her experiences profiling researchers across disciplines and an adaptation of the Myers-Briggs personality test, there are "four types of scientists." Hughes makes two separate distinctions to classify researchers: is this person "motivated by data or by theories?" and "are they nerds or adventurers?" she writes.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.